Created by: callievel
Project

natalie chanin class jacket

What are you most proud of? i love how the coffee dyed under layer looks with the green. i also like how i altered the pattern. What advice would you give someone starting this project? every step counts. there is no way to rush it, or fudge it.

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callievel made natalie chanin class jacket with:

  • cotton jersey
  • lumiere fabric paint
  • button and craft thread

Project Description

What are you most proud of? i love how the coffee dyed under layer looks with the green. i also like how i altered the pattern. What advice would you give someone starting this project? every step counts. there is no way to rush it, or fudge it.

Q&A with callievel

Nixxi asked:
Great jacket and it looks lovely on you! I really like how you have done the collar in the coffee coloured fabric. I like the fact that you have taken out the darts by the looks of the back flare. Is this the stencil you made from your earring inspiration?
callievel answered:
thanks nixxi! yes, it's a polymer clay earring i made. very flower child-hippie days.
amyrt asked:
The jacket looks wonderful on you~ I really like your stencil and the green is outstanding~ If you have the time to share about the coffee dye, then inquiring minds would like to know more!
callievel answered:
hi amyinphilly, i just winged the coffee dye because i was desperate to change my natural colored fabric. i simmered 3/4 lb fine ground dark roast coffee in just enough water to cover fabric for about 2 hrs. then let it cool, still in coffee. wrung it out, laid it on old shower curtain indoors to dry. then had to brush away all the coffee grounds. but all the brushing gave the jersey a wonderful suede-y hand. then washed on delicate with very little soap, dried in dryer. thanks for you kind words!
mareva asked:
Love it...young, vibrant, and very wearable...I've been dithering about afraid to cut the fabric, and made a tee-shirt to get a little courage....after looking ar your, I'm READY......
callievel answered:
hi mareva, i had never heard of a-c, so it was all new to me. you're right to just dive in. actually cutting the fabric is the hardest part. the pattern is truly demon spawn, in my humble opinion. the rest of it fun.
Cathie W asked:
How long did this take you? Beautiful and comfy looking!!
callievel answered:
hi cathie, the whole thing, from making the stencil to completing the jacket, took maybe 6 weeks plus. i used the running stitch on the whole thing, which they say is much faster than other stitches. i tend to ignore everything else until a project is done. it was fun, and very satisfying, and now everything else i sew and embellish feels easy!
SiValEngr asked:
This is lovely! What color of fabric paint did you use? Also what sorts of alterations did you make?
callievel answered:
hi sivalengr, i used lumiere, old brass. its a jaquard product. i eliminated all the darts and the pockets. i only used 2 layers on the collar. (i didn't use the collar facing pattern piece.) i changed the curve of the back seam a bit, but i don't think that made much difference. i really like how the back came out, and that's because i took out the darts, and just continued the hemline of the pattern. it was all very easy to do, altho the pattern itself i think is hard.

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